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VIDEO: Nick Jonas to Star in NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE? J-Lo Teases 'Name Has Come Up'
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez shared some details about starring in the future NBC musical BYE BYE BIRDIE! and teases that Nick Jonas' name 'has come up' in early casting discussions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Arthur Darvill Talks UK Premiere of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2017

Arthur Darvill's work ranges from TV shows like Doctor Who, Broadchurch and Legends of Tomorrow to starring in Once in the West End and on Broadway, as well as composing music for projects like the recent stage adaption of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. This Sunday, he and Samantha Barks lead the UK premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas, in a special concert presentation with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. (more...)

Richard Edwards Shares 'Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'' from Debut Solo LP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

On March 31, Richard Edwards will release his debut album Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset on Joyful Noise Recordings. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Lyric Stage presents the World Premiere of Larry Gatlin's QUANAH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Quanah, the Parker Family Saga, is a new musical written by Grammy Award-winning country music legend Larry Gatlin. It is the story of Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief, his mother Cynthia Ann Parker and the Parker Family settling in Texas and the survival and ascendancy of the great Comanche people.  It is, in part, a tragic, sad, heartbreaking story-a story of war, bloodshed, death and heartbreak-but it is, more importantly, a story celebrating the strength and power of the human spirit. Gatlin's wife Janis-who says he is never wrong-believes that it is the best music he has ever written. (more...)

Stacy Sullivan's A NIGHT AT THE TROUBADOUR Comes to the Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Metropolitan Room presents Stacy Sullivan's A Night at the Troubadour -Presenting Elton John and David Ackles, which explores one night in the life of the late David Ackles, a singer-songwriter who recorded four highly regarded albums between 1968 and 1973. Along the way, he gathered a group of ardent fans including Phil Collins, Elvis Costello and Elton John, for whom Ackles opened at the Troubadour in a twist of fate on August 25, 1970. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Tilly, Janeane Garofalo, and More Hit The Triad for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

New York's funniest show, Celebrity Autobiography: THE 2017 EDITION had a NYC show on March 6 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) which featured stars of stage & screen Academy Award-nominee Jennifer Tilly, Janeane Garofalo, beloved Crossword Puzzle Editor for The New York Times Will Shortz, Jason Jones (The Detour, The Daily Show), Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Younger), 5-time Emmy-winner & comedy legend Alan Zweibel, and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shea Arender and THE LAS VEGAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 7, 2017

The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage following a 13-year public absence with a new owner, Shea Arender, who will join the Orchestra this Spring with a performance entitled 'The King Symphonic - The Music of Elvis Presley.' (more...)

Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis Join Tim and Tyne Daly for Dorset Theatre Festival's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to announce its 40th Anniversary Season, featuring the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs (June 22 - July 8), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt; the Regional Premiere of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig (July 13 - 29), directed by Jen Wineman; the Regional Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez (August 3 - 19), directed by Stephen Brackett; and the Regional Revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo (August 24 - September 2), directed by John Gould Rubin. (more...)

Simon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, and More Announced for Duncan Sheik's WHISPER HOUSE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik follows up  the successful UK run of his musical thriller American Psycho with Whisper House a haunting new musical that combines a thrillingly original rock score with a touching and beautiful tale about learning to embrace the unknown. (more...)

UNDER THE STREETLAMP featuring Former Cast Members of "Jersey Boys" and Other Hit Broadway Musicals to Play The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 Under the Streetlamp is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a live, one-night-only performance on Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa.  Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "JERSEY BOYS," Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Also part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity, the show is a flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs.  Media sponsor for the event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Confederation Center Announces Festival Casting: Introducing 'The King' and 'The Man In Black'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Confederation Centre has revealed three of the leads for this summer's mega-concert musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The Charlottetown Festival is introducing talented Centre newcomers, Greg Gale as Johnny Cash and Matthew Lawrence as Elvis Presley. (more...)

Join Van Wezel Center at UNDER THE STREETLAMP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Under the Streetlamp featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys,comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, April 18 at 8PM. Under the Streetlamp is a celebration of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook covering the 1950s through the 1970s. The show features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 22, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony® Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.  (more...)

Broadway Smash-Hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Open at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will finish up its 24thseason with Million Dollar Quartet, the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Based on a true event, the production runs April 6th through 23rd, 2017 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Chris Damiano, as both Director and Music Director is at the helm of this fast-paced Broadway musical that serves up all the hits we know and love. Million Dollar Quartet is graciously sponsored by The Malon D. Mimms Company and Synovus/The Bank of North Georgia and is a co-production with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. (more...)

A Brand New Season Of Shows On Sale At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. (more...)

Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation to Salute Cissy Houston at Grand Opening of Gospel Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

In the tradition of excellence always associated with Vy Higginsen, The Mama Foundation for the Arts launches The Harlem Gospel Concert Series starring Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir from Harlem at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th Street starting April 15th and continuing the first three Saturdays in May (6th, 13th & 20th). (more...)

UB40 Announces 13-Date 'Cities & Towns Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Birmingham's renowned pop and reggae band UB40, who have accrued 3 number 1's and a massive 17 top 10 hits in the UK top 40 including 'Red, Red wine', 'I got you babe' &' I can't help falling in love with you' announce 'Cities and Towns' a 13 date tour across the UK from 4 - 22 December 2017. (more...)

Joel Zwick Directs Disney's Christy Carlson Romano in New Comedy THE FURNITURE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Ventura County audiences will get the first look at a new comedy for grown ups by Disney Channel show runner Marc Warren (Even Stevens, Full House). Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) directs four performances of The Furniture, a dark comedy about the ways we hurt the ones we love, April 21 – April 23 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

How Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

GEORGE BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HOW SWEET IT IS! A JACKIE GLEASON TOAST, starring Friars Club comedian BOB GREENBERG & singer JIMMIE BUSH, Jr. at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Thursday April 27th from 8-10pm. Fellow Friars, Bob & George have been friends for years & have worked together on many occasions. (more...)

Cyrus Plays Elvis Presley in the 2016-2017 Hot Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Chestnut's idea to connect between Elvis and Jazz is based on the Blues, Country and Gospel influences that are evident in Elvis's music. Presley's greatest hits receive exceptional interpretations by Chestnut who is known by his Jazz, Gospel and Bop styled improvisation skills – ones which he acquired throughout the years in which he played in church as a child. He believes that Jazz is a religious musical genre. (more...)

Bill Frisell Makes Queensland Debut in WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential guitarists of the past quarter of a century, Bill Frisell will make his Queensland debut at the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday 9 June 2017. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

Australian Actor and Musician Marty Rhone Releases Elvis Presley-Inspired single 'Graceland on the Line'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

40 years ago, Elvis Presley died and left millions heartbroken with devastation. For award-winning Australian actor and musician, Marty Rhone, August 16 ,1977 is a day which affected him tremendously, motivated his career, and lead him to release the tribute, “Graceland on the Line”. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 3/20 - 3/31 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 3/20 - 3/31, airing on NBC (more...)

21st Annual Elvis Birthday Bash Gets Ready to Rock 'N Roll at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

???????In 1997, two of the world's top Elvis entertainers joined forces for the Premier Elvis Bash! Now in its 21st consecutive year, the ultimate tribute show to the King of Rock 'N Roll is back for a Saturday evening performance on April 15th. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

The East Coast Premiere of STARS IN CONCERT Will Play Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre will host the East coast premiere of Stars in Concert, for three performances beginning Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm plus two additional performances on Saturday, April 8 at 5pm and 8:15pm. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located at 263 Golden Hill Street in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

BAD SUNS with HUNNY Re-Locate to Boulder Theater Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND the Bad Suns performance on June 14th at the Fox Theatre has been moved to the Boulder Theater on the same date! Hang on to your tickets - all Fox Theatre tickets will be honored. Tickets for the Boulder Theater are on sale now! (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches 2017 Mayfesto Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Tron Theatre's Mayfesto season has now become very firmly fixed in the cultural calendar, and we announce today the programme for this year's mini-festival of edgy and provocative new work.  Inspired by Samuel Beckett's struggle to write Words and Music, when he lamented 'music always wins', Andy Arnold has pulled together a season of theatrical works underscored and influenced by music and sound. (more...)

Neil Sedaka Brings His Bevy of Talent to Sarasota 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

???????Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, author - these are just a few of the titles that can used to describe Neil Sedaka, who will be playing the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, April 7th at 8 PM. (more...)

SilverSounds Northwest Presents AMERICA'S JUKEBOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

On April 9, 2017 at 3pm SilverSounds Northwest (SSN) presents its Spring Concert America's Jukebox. Northwest Associated Arts' senior singers put their best foot forward with SSN's annual celebration of the music from the 1950s through the 90s. From What a Wonderful World to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, with stops along the way for songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton and many others, this show will once again prove that "You're never to old to rock-n-roll!" (more...)

Jackie Evancho to Release New Album 'Two Hearts'; Preorder Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

A legend already and still in her teens, singer Jackie Evancho seizes a pivotal moment in her career to reveal a fresh side to her art with the release of Two Hearts , a joint venture with Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shae May Take the Stand on Next AMERICAN CRIME on ABC
by - Mar 13, 2017

On the next episode of AMERICAN CRIME on ABC, while Luis finds himself sinking further into servitude on the farm, Isaac tries to protect Coy from abusive conditions in the fields. (more...)

BWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London Palladium
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 13, 2017

Fresh from the success of The Last Five Years at the former St James Theatre, which culminated in a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production, acclaimed composer Jason Robert Brown last night joined a stellar cast for a one-off concert performance of his Broadway hit Honeymoon In Vegas. Accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill led the cast as engaged couple Betsy and Jack. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Mark Newman Announce Upcoming Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Having begun the new year on a high note playing two shows in sunny California with Fred Herrera and Alex Del Zoppo, founding members of Sweetwater (The first band to rock the 1969 Woodstock festival), singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman is headed into the Spring season with a new lineup of shows (more...)

Special Edition Paul McCartney's 'Flowers in the Dirt' Set for Record Store Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

To commemorate Record Store Day this April 22nd, a limited edition three-song cassette of Paul and Elvis Costello's Flowers In The Dirt demos will be made available at participating RSD stores. (more...)

Audiences Praise the Sierra Stages Production of END DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Audiences are praising the Sierra Stages production of "End Days", an irreverent but deeply felt comedy about science, religion, and family. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer, "End Days" plays for six more performances through March 25 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's NextStage Repertory presents Deborah Zoe Laufer's END DAYS.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company's all student NEXTStage Repertory present Deborah Zoe Laufer's End Days March 23 through the 27 at the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

UNDER THE STREETLAMP to Feature Original Cast Members of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Under The Streetlamp is coming to the Warner Theatre for a live, one-night only performance on Friday, March 24 at 8:00 pm.  Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "Jersey Boys," Under The Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. (more...)

Leon Else Releases New Single 'The City Don't Care' ft. Oliver
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Leon Else, the British singer, songwriter, musician, and the man who Elvis Duran says is “about to be a star” releases his new single, “The City Don't Care,” featuring Oliver (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Announce M.E. LIVE - Melissa Etheridge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for M.E. Live - Melissa Etheridge will go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m.  One of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades, Melissa Etheridge, will perform for one night only at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS to Bring the King Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Producer Lawrence Rosner will present the New York premiere of the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus.  (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 3/13 - 3/24 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 3/13 - 3/24, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Meridian High School
by Leesa Williams - Mar 13, 2017

Bye Bye Birdie is a Hit!BYE BYE BIRDIE hit the musical stage in the early 1960's. The story line was inspired by the popularity of Elvis Presley and his draft notice. BIRDIE is full of great tunes that most will recognize. 'How lovely to be a woman', 'Kids', 'The Telephone Hour' and 'Put on a Happy Face', made famous by Dick Van Dyke in the 1963 film adaptation. (more...)

BWW Review: RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK'S DEBUT IN THE CWP BLACK BOX at Carrollwood Players Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 11, 2017

There's no doubt - after laughing on and off for 100 minutes, people will be talking about this show. People will be getting on their cell phones, laptops and computers and Googling 'Belle Barth', searching for YouTube videos of her risque comedy routines. RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK - a musical about the life and times of a female pioneer in comedy is just that good. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Elvis Fans from Around the World are Headed to Nashville for 4-Day Celebration of the King of Rock and Roll
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Elvis fans from around the world will be traveling to Middle Tennessee for the inaugural Nashville Elvis Festival, taking place March 30-April 2, 2017. Nashville Elvis Festival is a premier Elvis event unlike any other, celebrating the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. The historic Franklin Theatre will serve as the host venue, with additional events taking place at Paragon Studios and GRAYS on Main - all located just south of downtown Nashville in the charming suburb of Franklin. (more...)

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